James Douglas in Upton Pyne - at the end of the 1800's

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, pages 16-17:

In time the character of the Upton Choir was changed, Boys being substituted for females & for some time I acted as Choirmaster to the Boys & they came for their singing lessons to the Strand. Among them I remember Tom Oliver, G Iredale, Sidney Ingram etc etc. Mr J Craddock succeeded Mr Fowler as Organist & he was a good one & was by far the best Choirmaster I have ever been under in any church & it really was a pleasure to attend the Upton weekly practice as everything went pleasantly and smoothly. After being in the Choir about 10 years [I resigned].

cite as

James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 16-17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524239097764 accessed: 16 June, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Upton Pyne


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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unspecified church organ music performed by Mr J. Craddock

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:44:58 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:58:56 +0100